Former Manchester United defender Daley Blind is not happy about the current state of the club, describing the plight of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side as ‘sad to see.’
The Dutchman made 141 appearances for the Red Devils between 2014-18 before returning to Ajax, from where he was signed.
While he did not necessarily enjoy a stellar time at Old Trafford, the versatile defender won the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League while in Manchester.
Compared to his spell at the club, he says the current crop of United players are upsetting to watch.
‘Of course I’m not happy to see Man Utd and how they’re performing at the moment,’ said the 29-year-old.
‘I’m still a fan of United and it’s not nice to see.’
Blind’s Ajax side host Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday night and he is much more complimentary about Frank Lampard’s side than he is about Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s.
‘Regarding Chelsea, they are doing well,’ the Netherlands international continued. ‘They have a good philosophy under a manager who wants to play out from the back.
‘They play different attacking football with a lot of youngsters and that’s nice to see.
‘From that perspective, it’s good. But if you’re talking about United then I’m not happy about that, of course.’
Ajax and Chelsea will clash in the Champions League in Amsterdam, while United travel to Serbia to take on Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday night.
United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has explained that there is a ‘cultural reboot’ going on under Solskjaer, which will take time.
‘Winning; playing attacking football with players that have an ‘x-factor’; and giving youth a chance,’ Woodward told United We Stand of the ongoing plan at Old Trafford.
‘Added to that, we want players to come in who respect their team-mates, the club, the history.
‘They must understand they are creating a legacy by coming to Manchester United . Nobody is bigger than the club. There should be both a humbleness and an arrogance.
‘Ole has brought a lot of the discipline back. Whatever manager we have has to buy into that philosophy and Ole is a walking, talking version of that. Let’s play this out with Ole in terms of the cultural reboot.’